Re: Oracle chief architect says there ought to be one Linux distribution: Red Hat

From: joel garry <>
Date: Thu, 8 May 2008 13:34:30 -0700 (PDT)
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On May 8, 10:07 am, chrisv <chr..._at_nospam.invalid> wrote:
> joel garry wrote:
> >I've come to the opinion that linux as sold/supported is a toy OS
> >running on toy hardware,
> Yeah, that's why countless corporations and research organizations use
> and depend on it.  Tell google that Linux is a "toy OS".
> Idiot.

Well, I may be an idiot, but what does it say that even more corporations use Windows? (Too avoid confusion: I'm biased against Windows and for unix. A decade ago I was very pro-linux in cola.). It says that countless corporations are wrong, to me. Success in the marketplace does not mean technical superiority, and often means the converse.

We all ought to know the history - some smart guy wanted to know how 386's worked. Getting from there to a professional OS? I say it is arguable. Any time someone can point out something major where Windows works better, first of all... (I have hardware detection and support in mind as I write this, certainly the main reason I'm no longer using linux, specifically redhat, I have 3 dozen versions of different linux in shelfware, at least.).

Now as far as linux/Oracle, you need to address concerns like these:

You see, I'm a _sophisticated_ idiot.

I think the Oracle stand (referenced by the OP) of a single linux is just plain wrong, even limiting to the db sphere there's wildly different needs and usages.


-- is bogus.
So, do people die if your software doesn't work right?
Received on Thu May 08 2008 - 15:34:30 CDT

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